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Discussion in 'Civ5 - Game Of The Month' started by Knowtalent, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. Knowtalent

    Knowtalent Chieftain GOTM Staff

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    Civilization 5 - Game of the Month Training Series Game 157
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    Welcome to the 157th game in the GOTM V Training Series! This Series will allow new and old GOTM fans to try out these features from Civ5's expansions and DLCs in a friendly environment. Participants are encouraged to post questions, stories, advice, tricks and failures in the dedicated game threads (described below). Each game will specify the Civ you will play and the Victory Condition to strive for. You can read more about the GOTM and Training Series concept in this thread.
    Must Read!

    Civ V BNW - TSG157 Details:


    Polish Unique Attributes:
    Spoiler :
    UA: Solidarity - You get a free social policy when you advance to the next era.
    UB: Ducal Stable - Replaces Stables. Provides +15% production Production and +15 XP for Mounted Units. Each Pasture worked by this City produces +1 production and +1 gold.
    UU: Winged Hussar - Heavy Mounted Unit specialized in defeating enemy mounted units. This unit is faster and more powerful than the Lancer, which it replaces. Forces defenders to retreat when it inflicts more damage than it receives.

    This is where you will start:


    Information about threads associated with each individual TSG -- Must Read if you are new to our Game of the Month!
    Spoiler :
    Please note: If you wish to make a video of your game, please do not post any links to it until after the game submission date has passed. This is because of the potential spoilers that are created by posting before the end date. Thank you for your cooperation.
    TSG Announcement thread (this one): This thread is used to announce the game and clarify the settings and rules (don’t be afraid to ask questions). It’s also used to discuss the game before you start, and post problems with opening the save. Please don’t post any game-related info once you open and play the save. Instead use the next thread.
    Opening Actions thread: This thread is used to discuss the game's opening decisions and strategies through the first 100 or so turns. Here you can post questions related to the game and share your achievements/anger/frustration/victories while you play. We encourage players to use the spoiler tags for screenshot. During the time the game is active, please do not post any information concerning the game outside of the spoiler threads including screen shots, videos, or recorded/live-cast Let's Plays on other websites.
    After Actions thread: In this thread you can post the results of your game. Please state your victory/loss date (preferably in the post title) and describe your path to glory in this post! Players are encouraged to provide feedback on the game. Some players like to replay the game, and although we will not record the results from a replay, you can still post your new experiences. The game will not be closed as such, but after one month, the results will be compiled, and will not necessarily be updated with reports coming in after the finish date.
    Results and Congratulations thread: We will create a separate thread with the results at the end of the one month submission period (sorted by date and score). We will issue medals to the top 3 winners (based on earliest date finished). There are no long-term records kept for these results, they are just given out to top finishers to reward their efforts.

    File Upload System
    We have a game file upload system you can find here. Please use it to upload your completed first attempt by saving the game on the turn after your victory or defeat. (by using the "lemme play one more turn" feature) Please note: you must submit your game on the turn following Victory. If you continue to play, the game overwrites the data and your submission could be rejected by the submission system.
    This game runs for a month and ends May 15th, 2017.
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  2. beetle

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    Looks pretty straightforward. I have never masted the early timing for WC, so I am just going to be casual about it. Warrior to the hill but almost certainly SIP. Pottery then Animal Husbandry so my three expos all have stables. Aim for Forbidden Palace after Civil Service, and ride it out.
     
  3. DanutMS

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    Might be a bit late to join the TSG games, but one has to start one day. As a player who always ends up reloading multiple turns every game, commiting to playing without doing so online may help. Let's see how I end up doing.
     
  4. zxcvbob

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    If it were a pangaea map, I'd probably move my settler inland to the hill since there are no sea resources. But for continents+ and diplomacy, I'll probably settle in place for the cargo ships. Looks like a good spot.
     
  5. aafritz17

    aafritz17 Chieftain Hall of Fame Staff Supporter

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    Also, doesn't the "plus" mean all (or at least most) of the city-states are on islands?
     
  6. zxcvbob

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    Yes. And I think you need one of the special map pack DLC's (explorers?) to open the game.
     
  7. stormtrooper412

    stormtrooper412 Peacemongering Turtlesaur

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    oh man it's been forever since I've played this, I'm gonna take it easy with this readily prepared map :)
     
  8. aafritz17

    aafritz17 Chieftain Hall of Fame Staff Supporter

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    I have been busier than a one-armed wallpaper hanger. I have this game played about half way through, and I doubt I am going to be able to finish it in time. I'll be watching, though, to see how ya'all do...
     
  9. beetle

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    Good to see you around! Love your sig. I am still waiting for 6 to be like $10.
     
  10. choraltrickster

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    I'm playing this and will submit tonight! Please wait for me :D Thanks! Excited to play my first GotM!

    submitted!
     
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  11. Knowtalent

    Knowtalent Chieftain GOTM Staff

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    Welcome! Good luck on your future games with us
     

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